Questions tagged [black-screen-of-death]

The Black Screen of Death (or KSOD) is when Windows Vista or above loads only a black screen and your mouse cursor.

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Black screen with underscore shows up every boot up

everytime I open my pc, it starts with a black screen with one underscore near the middle, it then proceeds to windows 10 start up, but the whole process with the black screen takes so much time, ...
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Black screen both at normal and safe mode on windows 8.1

After my system finished scanning and repairing I got a black screen with no cursor and keyboard commands were not working. I tried many solutions on the internet but all didn't work. I tried a ...
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RX 580. Bad performance with Crash underload

I built my very first PC about two weeks ago. I went with a cheap PC (less than 500) so I can learn, mess with it, overclock cpu, gpu, memory etc.. without any worries. On paper, This system should ...
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Any solution for black screen from AMD readeon driver?

I thought recent radeon updates fixed this problem , black sscreen, but even with last one 20.7.2 I still get black screens. Only happean while working on Windows 10 2004 but never in gaming. MY CPU ...
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Ubuntu Mate freezes after user login

System: Ubuntu Mate Ubuntu 20.04 with Linux 5.4.0-42-generic I have also tried changing the Kernel version to Linux 5.4.0.40-generic, but the symptoms persist. After rebooting my laptop, I attempted ...
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TV monitor issue with Windows 10 [duplicate]

I recently replaced my 720p monitor with IRIS TV monitor 1080p and I got this problem: when I boot into Windows 10 I get black screen, however when I reboot and select Windows 10, I get black screen ...
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Computer black screens after a while, no internet connection, no display, but still running?

I run a minecraft server on my spare PC, and it's recently been doing this thing where, after a while, it would kick everyone out of the game, shows up as offline in teamviewer, plugging a monitor ...
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GPU causing black screen

I bought a used Radeon RX 470 GPU from China. Sometimes it works great but usually, at seemingly random moments, the screen will go black, the computer continues running. I have windows 10 pro ...
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Black death screen in HP pavilion 15-cc102nx

After reinstalling Windows 10 on my HP Pavilion 15-Cc102nx and setting it up, everything was work correctly; however, after 2hrs in sleep mode, I opened it and received a Black Screen of Death: I can ...
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Black screen with colored dots when trying to boot from USB using rufus GPT partition on my laptop eMMC

as I mentioned in the title, I'm trying to install Windows 10 on my DELL Inspirion 14 which only has a 32Gb eMMC (no HDD). I have been reading a lot of articles saying that I should run rufus with ...
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Changing from Ubuntu to windows 10: While windows is booting a black screen appears

Hello i change the SSD of my notebook ASUS, also im trying to install windows in this new SSD (previously HDD with ubuntu). The problem is that when i try to install windows from a pendrive, it goes ...
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Black Screen after Windows Update! (Windows 8.1 Laptop)

So, last night before I went to sleep, there was a Windows Update on my laptop (my laptop is Windows 8.1). The update was pretty big as it said there were 128 updates for my laptop. After the ...
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PC randomly freezing then going black before rebooting

I got my prebuilt pc (after having carefully chosen the specs) around June last year and a few weeks in I started getting random black screens with audio etc still playing in the background. I talked ...
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Trouble Booting Windows. Black screen, even from boot disk

I have an HP Pavilion 690-0067c and there is a problem when trying to boot Windows 10. When starting up normally, it says “Preparing Automatic Repair” for a moment, and then the screen goes black and ...
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Black screen on admin login in windows 10

I have four accounts on my computer, two for guests, one is for a family member and one is admin's. On login to the admin account, the windows screen goes black with a working cursor, while on the ...
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On admin login, PC's screen goes black in windows 10

I have three accounts on my computer. On login to the admin account, the windows screen goes black with a working cursor, while on the other two accounts, the windows screen is working fine. ...
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MacBook Air Early 2015 Black Screen Repeated Chime, boot key combo does not work, Can this MacBook be recovered?

First of all, sorry for my bad English. So, my MacBook Air A1465 suddenly fell into a deep 'coma.' Now, the MacBook cannot be turned on. It's just a blank black screen with a repeating chime. I did ...
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Screen goes black after a few hours, followed by 5 beeps at reboot

My specs: Asrock X570 pro4 motherboard. BIOS 1.72 untouched since November 2019, all was very stable until now. Ryzen 3600 with tower cooler 2x8GB RAM HyperX PC3200 (compatible with my motherboard on ...
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Win8.1: Safe Mode frequently breaks with empty black screen

I’ve had this problem for years: Every now and then, Safe Mode “breaks” and booting into it gives a blank black screen: no logon screen, no desktop icons, nothing. The mouse becomes visible when I ...
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Black screen after bios, safe mode works fine

Ryzen 7 3800X MSI mpg x570 gaming edge WiFi Nvidia rtx 2080 Corsair vengeance RGB pro 32gb 3600mhz Sabrent rocket 1tb m.2 Samsung 860 Evo 1tb Rm 850x Asus rog strix XG32V This is a new build and my ...
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Acer Aspire Switch 10.1" Sw5-012 won't turn on

I've tried everything I saw on YouTube and read in forums. It'll charge but it won't turn on I've tried reseting multiple times and still won't work Idk what to do I'm out of options....please help
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Laptop doesn't boot after authorizing a new key in secure boot

I have an ASUS ROG Strix laptop with double boot (Windows 10 and Ubuntu 19.10) on it. After updating Ubuntu, secure boot started complaining about unauthorized software, so I tried to manually ...
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Windows 10 Black Screen after killing Explorer.exe [closed]

I want to run an application without explorer.exe running in Windows10. But when I kill the Explorer.exe I get a black screen. Is there any way to have a background image instead of that black screen....
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Why does my screen go black after installing GPU drivers?

I have an HP Compaq d5700 running Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. It's plugged into my TV and serves as our media center. Recently, the built-in VGA display failed. Since I had no other compatible ...
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Black Screen after System Restore on Windows 10

Yesterday I did a System Restore, but as it took almost 3 hours I forcefully shut down the system thinking it is stuck. Now ,after switching it on, the Lenovo loading page shows up after which a black ...
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Acer Aspire Laptop E5-475-37MN where to find bios utility files to flash bios

When I turn on my laptop the only thing that works properly are the LED lights and the fan, it displays a black screen. I was thinking of flashing the bios using a usb drive with BIOS update utility ...
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Screen stays black after memory upgrade?

I have 4GB memory from my HP Folio 13 1020us, labelled: 4GB 2Rx8 PC3-12800S-11-11-F3 I want to use it to replace the memory in my ACER E1-510. It's current memory is labelled: 2GB 1Rx8 PC3L-...
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Fresh ubuntu system, after login black screen flashing

I wanted to change my Windows 10 for ubuntu. I have deleted whole windows. After instalation I was told to reboot my computer, so I did it. My login screen is black, when I write correct password ...
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Login stuck on black screen with cursor after enabling Hyper-V hypervisor

strange one. I enabled the Hyper-V feature on my works Win10 1803 Lenovo T450 (8GB RAM) laptop. Tried to create the first Windows Server VM but got the error: "...hyperpvisor is not running" ...
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Black screen on Windows 10 Remote Desktop after Windows 10 May Update 2019

I always connect to my domain computers using Windows 10 Remote Desktop in version 1809 without any problems. Now, some computers were upgraded to Windows 10 1903 May Update 2019 version. After that, ...
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PC running windows 7 Professional, black screen of death

So for the past couple of days I have been attempting to fix a new PC issue which I have not come across before. Before I get into the problem at hand I will give a bit of context. A friend of mine ...
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Desktop PC boots to black screen after ASUS BIOS update

I tried to update my ASUS motherboard's BIOS just now, but after the installation reached 100% on the update screen, the PC restarted and then simply hung indefinitely on a black screen with no ...
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Why does the App Readiness Service cause black screen with mouse cursor after login?

recently, one of my computers running Windows 10 build 1803 failed to completely login any user on that machine, i.e. a user would login, and then a blck screen with only a mouse cursor appears, ...
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Black screen on boot

i've changed an option in BIOS(disabled hdd drive) and now BIOS won't boot. Same goes for the OSes obviously. I've tried taking the BIOS battery out for 30 minutes and plugging it back in. Afaik my ...
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My HP computer desktop turns black with only mouse cursor shown

I have an HP desktop which was working properly until the following happens: It loaded normally as shown in the image showing the Windows logo with the loading dots. The the screen turns black and ...
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ReactOS won't boot (black screen) [closed]

I recently tried to install ReactOS, and did so by: Downloading the .iso from SourceForge. Writing it to a USB drive using the "Make bootable USB stick" option on the Nemo file manager (for ...
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Taskhostw.exe uses 24GB of RAM and freezes/crashes my PC

First off: Windows 10 Professional build 17134 Intel i5-6500 3.2GHz 8GB DDR4 RAM MSI GeForce GTX1070 8GB So for the past two weeks I've been having problems with my Windows 10 Pro machine: ...
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PC Desktop black screen upon booting

I am using an Aftershock PC: Skylake Desktop CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 Graphics Card (Desktop): Nvidia GTX970 RAM: Cosair DDR4 2 stripe of 8gb (I changed this around 4 months ago but I can't ...
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Black screen after installing nvidia graphics driver

CPU: Intel g4400 Motherboard: GIGABYTE ga-h110m-ds2v Power supply: FSP hyper k 500w 80+ Monitor: AOC IF23 (only DVI and D-SUB) I bought gtx 750ti recently and after I installed nvidia graphics ...
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Black screen with cursor after login

This question has been asked before, but none of the answers worked for me. Details After about 5 minutes and 41 seconds (yes, I timed it), my desktop shows up as normal. It only happens on one ...
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Laptop screen goes black after changing the battery

I have recently replaced the battery of my Asus laptop, but ever since I'm running in some problem. I can always boot up normally and everything works fine. When I don't have it plugged in, quite ...
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WIndows starts with Black Screen and Cursor

A friend has an old Windows 7 Laptop that starts up, shows the welcome screen as the default user is logged in, then everything disappears and they're left with a black screen with a cursor, and that'...
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Boot Camp Corruption: (How) Can I reinstall the original Win 7 Pro OS, as current updates now causes a black screen

Bootcamp and PC apps are required for my business. The installation & function has been flawless since originally installed 2 yrs ago. Automatic Win7 updates have corrupted the startup: It boots ...
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Cannot update BIOS correctly

I own an Alienware 2017r3 with BIOS [Alienware 1.2.14, 02/06/2016]. Support Assist says that I should update to 1.3.12, but by reading online I found out that the proper path for this should be: 1.2....
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Slow startup after update

I recently had a windows update to v1703 (64bit), which I launched before going to bed and, overnight, my PC got the Black screen of death after the logging. Weird thing is, when I launch explorer.exe ...
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Long black screen before Windows 7 starts loading

On an Acer Aspire 7741G laptop, during startup, the computer stays stuck on a black screen before the Windows logo appears. It also affects safe mode, in fact the black screen is even before F8 procs ...
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Lenovo Y50-70 laptop gives completely unresponsive black screen when opening certain websites and other random times

I have a Lenovo Y50-70 laptop and I have a really weird and frustrating problem. My laptop runs absolutely fine except when I take certain actions that include: Visiting a few specific website, going ...
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I get Bsod with either Memory Management or Faulty Hardware Corrupted Page error and changes on files are deleted on reboot

I get Blue Screen of Death on Windows 10, most of the times Memory Management related, but also Faulty Hardware Corrupted Page. I also noticed that when I write/delete a file and then restart the ...
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Desktop loads around 5-6 minutes after I log in - Windows 10

I am using Windows 10 Version 1703 Build 15063.540. After I log-in, I get a Black Screen with cursor. Normal desktop loads after around 5-6 minutes in this "blacked-out" mode. I am able to open task ...
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Horizontal flickering bands on GeForce 560 Ti

My 5 year old graphics card started showing problems since yesterday - screen has multiple flickering black lines always, even during boot up (so rules out a Windows 10 problem). I still updated the ...